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Jan 30, 2022

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Jan 29, 2022

Update - USB fling deployment under 7.0U3c : Doing things the old fashioned way :)

# Removed current installed
esxcli software vib remove -n net-community
esxcli software vib remove -n vmkusb-nic-fling

# Update using new repo
esxcli software vib install -d <path>/VMware-ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-depot.zip

# Install new vibs
esxcli software component apply -d <path>/Net-Community-Driver_1.2.2.0-1vmw.700.1.0.15843807_18835109.zip
esxcli software component apply -d <path>/ESXi703-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-51233328-component-18902399.zip

# Force full usb scan on boot as default is NO
esxcli system module parameters set -m=vmkusb_nic_fling -p usbBusFullScanOnBootEnabled=1

Reboot and you're done.

Jan 29, 2022

hi all, I am using 2x intel 10th gen NUCs as a homelab for testing purposes, seems there is any issue with the NE1000 drivers which doesn't allow the NUCs to wake on lan, only time it can wake on lan is after I physically power off the switch and then power on again, which aren't really a viable option since I work remotely, any one has any idea how to solve this?

Jan 29, 2022

just to add on, I have 2 other celeron based NUCs with realtek cards on esxi 7 (not usable so using USB nics) that are able to wake on lan, other storage devices are also able to WOL, its just the nuc 10 that can't, unless I do a physical power cycle

seems I read that all cards using the NE1000 driver are affected by this =(

Jan 28, 2022

Any ideas, or Fling updates?

VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3c Release
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-70u3c-release-notes.html

The release is out for the new 7.0.3c. This same issue reported before the last v3 patch in this thread remains an issue when trying to upgrade lab using new v3c.

See below error.

2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli-software", line 794, in <module>
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: main()
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli-software", line 785, in main
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: ret = CMDTABLE[command](options)
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli-software", line 252, in ProfileUpdateCmd
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: res = t.UpdateProfileFromDepot([], opts.profile, depotUrls=depoturls,
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/lib64/python3.8/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 365, in UpdateProfileFromDepot
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: return t.InstallVibsFromProfile(metadataUrls, profileName, depotUrls,
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/tmp/esx-update-1406345/lib64/python3.8/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 1771, in InstallVibsFromProfile
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/tmp/esx-update-1406345/lib64/python3.8/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 1215, in _installVibs
2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: File "/tmp/esx-update-1406345/lib64/python3.8/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 1374, in _validateAndInstallProfile

2022-01-28T22:06:12Z esxupdate: 1406345: root: ERROR: esximage.Errors.DependencyError: VIB
VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.702.0.20.47140841 requires vmkapi_incompat_2_8_0_0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.